Category Archives: Wisdom from the grandmothers

Diva Musing: Christmas Around the World…

Christmas In BRITISH ISLES Many of our current American ideals about the way Christmas ought to be derive from the English Victorian Christmas, such as that described in Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. The caroling, the gifts, the feast, and … Continue reading

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Diva Tasting: Cranberry Pie…

Cranberry Pie Ingredients 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour 1 Cup White Sugar 1/4 Teaspoon Salt 2 Cups Cranberries 1/2 Cup Chopped Walnuts 1/2 Cup Butter, Melted 2 Eggs 1 Teaspoon Almond Extract Directions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees … Continue reading

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Diva Tasting: Holiday Sides….

Holiday Sides Mash Potatoes Ingredients 8 Large Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Rough Chopped 1 Cup Butter 1 Cup Cream 1 (8 Oz) Cream Cheese 1/2 Cup Sour Cream Sea Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste Directions Place the potatoes … Continue reading

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Diva Musing: Christmas Around the World…Bethlehem…

Christmas Around the World: Bethlehem  The little town where Jesus is said to have been born is the site of the Church of the Nativity, which is ablaze with flags and decorations every Christmas. On Christmas Eve natives and visitors … Continue reading

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Diva Decorating: Salt Ornaments…

Years ago I use to have all the kids in the neighborhood over and have an ornament party.  We’d bake these and send them home for their trees.  Sometimes a dradle or two.  I had one of a little piggy … Continue reading

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Diva Rambling: Little Things….

I am one of those people who is so grateful for the little things.  I’m not one of those warm, fuzzy types who make people want to do nice things for me.  I’m a “buck it up; walk it off” … Continue reading

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Diva Tasting: Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Cakes…

Mini Bittersweet Chocolate Cakes  Cake: Ingredients 1 (10 ounce) package Dark Chocolate 60% Cacao Baking Chips, divided 1 teaspoon shortening 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt, divided 1 … Continue reading

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Diva Musing: Karma and Christmas….

About Karma… Whether our action is a past life, or something done twenty years ago, or done just a few days ago, or even just now– it not an issue. Karma is Karma, that’s it. That is why it is … Continue reading

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Diva Tasting: Open Face Egg Rolls…

Open Face Egg Rolls  Ingredients 1 Tablespoon Chipotle Hot Sauce (such As Cholula(R)) 2 Tablespoons Rice Vinegar 1 Tablespoon Soy Sauce 2 Teaspoons Minced Ginger 1 Teaspoon Honey Syrup 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon Sesame Oil 2 Pounds Ground … Continue reading

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Diva Tasting: Herb Roasted Sirloin Tip and Pear Salad….

Herb Rubbed Sirloin Tip Roast Ingredients 1 1/4 Tablespoons Smoky Paprika 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 2 Teaspoons Garlic Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 1 Teaspoon Onion Powder 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Oregano 1/2 Teaspoon Dried … Continue reading

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